Microchip Technology Inc

Ethernet

The Serial SuperFlash® Kit 2 allows evaluation of Microchip's Serial Flash Devices which are made using the SST SuperFlash® technology. The Serial SuperFlash Kit 2 contains three Serial Flash Daughter Boards. The Serial Flash Daughter Board is an evaluation board designed to interface with the mikroBUS™ connector on the Explorer 16/32 Development Board (DM240001-2). It can also interface with the PICtail™ Plus connector located on the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001).

Microchips LAN9303 Switch PHY Daughter Board is populated with a high-performance, small-footprint, full-featured 3-port managed LAN9303 Ethernet switch and a 2 port Base-TX MAGJACK connector. It is designed for easy development of RMII Ethernet control applications when plugged into the PIC32 compatible Starter Kits.

The LAN9303 Switch PHY Daughter Board (AC320004-4) enables Ethernet communication with the starter kits listed below.

PIC32MZ EC Starter Kit
PIC32MZ EC Starter Kit with Crypto Engine 
PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit II

The DM990004 : IoT Ethernet Kit powered by AWS IoT uses an Ethernet LAN8740A which features deterministic loop back delay, assuring real-time system performance as well as cable diagnostics which reduce network installation costs. The kit is controlled by a PIC32MZ EF 32-bit micro-controller that offers 2MB Flash and provides plenty of memory space for your application and provides a smooth user experience with a preloaded firmware allowing the communication with AWS IoT. Additionally, the kit makes use of MPLAB®Harmony, FreeRTOS™, WolfMQTT. The security is addressed using WolfSSL features. The wolfSSL embedded SSL library is a lightweight, portable, C-language-based SSL/TLS library targeted at IoT, embedded, and RTOS environments primarily because of its size, speed, and feature set.
The connection to the Cloud is achieved leveraging the AWS IoT service. AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren’t connected.
Regarding the sensors, hundreds of different sensors can be plugged into the MikroElektronka mikroBUS™ footprint allowing for prototyping a large variety of IoT proof-of-concepts. The sensors will have to be purchased separately at www.mikroe.com
The Ethernet PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing Ethernet control applications. The board is designed for flexibility and can be plugged into Microchip’s Explorer 16 (DM240001) development boards. The development board is populated with Microchip’s 28-Pin ENC28J60 Ethernet controller which interfaces to the RJ-45 female connector. When used in conjunction with the Microchip TCP/IP stack (free download below) the Ethernet PICtail Plus daughter board allows a developer to connect any Microchip 16-bit product to the Ethernet.
Ethernet1 Xplained Pro is an extension board in the Xplained Pro evaluation platform. The board enables the user to experiment with Ethernet network connectivity applications.
The EVB-LAN7800LC is full featured Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN7800 to provide a fully functional, bus-powered USB Type C to Ethernet interface.

The LAN9250 is a full-featured, High-Performance, single-chip 10/100 Ethernet controller designed for embedded applications where performance, flexibility, ease of integration and system cost control are required. The LAN9250 includes an integrated Ethernet MAC and PHY with a high-performance SRAM-like slave interface. The simple, yet highly functional host bus interface provides a glue-less connection to most common 8 or 16-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers as well as 32-bit microprocessors with an 8 or 16-bit external bus. Alternatively, the device can be accessed via SPI/SQI. We allow for a network connections to RJ45 sockets or can optionally fit optical interfaces to accommodate fiber via an SFP module. The EVB has on on-board PIC32MX SOC which can be interfaced to LAN9250 using HBI or SPI interface .

EVB-LAN9252-SPI has been produced to answer our customers' requests for a vehicle to allow evaluation of the LAN9252 EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC), via an SPI Microcontroller abstraction.
This dual purpose board has the option to plug directly into some environments and allow fly-wiring to many more.

The EVB-LAN9352 is a full-featured, two -port 10/100 managed Ethernet switch designed for embedded applications where performance, flexibility, ease of integration and system cost control are required. The LAN9352 combines all the functions of a 10/100 Ethernet switch system, including the Switch Fabric, packet buffers, Buffer Manager, MACs, PHY transceivers, and serial management. The LAN9352 includes an integrated Ethernet MAC and PHY with a high-performance SRAM-like slave interface. The simple, yet highly functional host bus interface provides a glue-less connection to most common 8 or 16-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers as well as 32-bit microprocessors with an 8 or 16-bit external bus. Alternatively, the device can be accessed via SPI/SQI. We allow for a network connections to RJ45 sockets or can optionally fit optical interfaces to accommodate fiber via an SFP module. The EVB has on option to plug-in BeagleBone Black development platform interfaced to LAN9352 using HBI. More details about BeagleBone Black platform and purchasing option can be obtained in " http://beagleboard.org/black " weblink .

The EVB-LAN9353 is an Evaluation Board that utilizes the LAN9353 to provide a fully functional three-port Ethernet Switch with Dual RMII or Single MII/RMII/Turbo MII Interface . The EVB-LAN9353 provides two fully integrated MAC/PHY Ethernet ports Port 1 & 2 via on-board RJ45 connectors. Port 0 provides two MII port connectors which support the following: An external MII-/RMII-/Turbo MII-capable MAC with LAN9353 in PHY mode, via the on-board 40-pin male MII connector, an external MII-/Turbo MII-capable PHY with LAN9353 in MAC mode, via the on-board 40-pin female MII connector.
The EVB-LAN9354 is an Evaluation Board that utilizes the LAN9354 to provide a fully functional three-port Ethernet Switch with Single RMII Interface . The EVB-LAN9354 provides two fully integrated MAC/PHY Ethernet ports Port 1 & 2 via on-board RJ45 connectors. Port 0 provides two MII port connectors which support the following: An external RMII -capable MAC with LAN9354 in PHY mode, via the on-board 40-pin male MII connector, an external MII-/Turbo MII-capable PHY with LAN9354 in MAC mode, via the on-board 40-pin female MII connector.
The EVB-LAN9355 is an Evaluation Board that utilizes the LAN9355 to provide a fully functional three-port Ethernet Switch with Single RMII or Dual MII/RMII/Turbo MII Interface . The EVB-LAN9355 provides two fully integrated MAC/PHY Ethernet ports Port 1 & 2 via on-board RJ45 connectors. Port 0 provides two MII port connectors which support the following: An external MII-/RMII-/Turbo MII-capable MAC with LAN9355 in PHY mode, via the on-board 40-pin male MII connector, an external MII-/Turbo MII-capable PHY with LAN9353 in MAC mode, via the on-board 40-pin female MII connector.
The Fast 100Mbps Ethernet PICtailTM Plus Daughter Board provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing Ethernet applications with Microchip’s Standalone Ethernet Controllers. The board is designed for development flexibility, and has a form factor for use with 8/16/32 bit development boards. The development board is populated with Microchip’s 64-Pin ENC624J600 Ethernet controller which interfaces to the RJ-45 Ethernet connector with integrated magnetic. When used in conjunction with the Microchip TCP/IP stack (free download below) the Fast 100Mbps Ethernet PICtailTM Plus daughter board allows a developer to connect any Microchip MCU product to the Internet.
From Sensor to Cloud. The DM990101 IoT Ethernet Monitoring kit powered by Medium One (Software-as-a-Service) offers an all-in-one IoT package. To address Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) projects, the Ethernet technology becomes the most reliable and stable connectivity. This IoT kit uses an Ethernet LAN8740A and comes pre-loaded with Medium One cloud service, mobile application (from Saritasa) as well as corresponding Microchip firmware. The firmware in the kit makes use of MPLAB®Harmony, FreeRTOS™, and WolfMQTT allowing you to quick-start your IoT design. The Ethernet port is controlled by a 32-bit micro-controller that benefits from a 2MB Flash of the PIC32MZ EF providing plenty of memory space for your application code.
The security is addressed using WolfSSL features. The kit communicates with the Medium One cloud over MQTT with TLS security, using both publish and subscribe topics. The mobile app communicates with the Medium One cloud via REST over HTTPS.
The DM990101 comes with pre-configured code to support 4 sensors : pressure, temperature/humidity, air quality and motion. In addition, hundreds of other different sensors can be plugged into the MikroElektronka mikroBUS™ footprint allowing for prototyping a large variety of IoT proof-of-concepts. Sensors needs to be purchased separately on MikroElectronika.
The KSZ8041TL is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with MII, RMII, and SMII MAC interfaces, and Micrel LinkMD® TDR-based cable diagnostics for identification of faulty copper cabling. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. The KSZ8041FTL has all the identical rich features of the KSZ8041TL plus 100Base-FX support for fiber and media converter applications. The KSZ8041TL/FTL Eval Board (KSZ8041TL/FTL-EVAL) provides a convenient platform to evaluate the KSZ8041TL/FTL features. All KSZ8041TL/FTL configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8041NL is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with MII and RMII MAC interfaces. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. The KSZ8041NL comes in a 32-pin, lead-free MLF® (QFN per JDEC) package and provides an ideal solution for 10Base-T/100Base-TX applications that have tight PCB board space. The KSZ8041NL Eval Board (KSZ8041NL-EVAL) provides a convenient platform to evaluate the KSZ8041NL features. All KSZ8041NL configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8061 32-QFN Evaluation Board is designed to enable functional and performance testing of the KSZ8061MNX PHY. In addition to the KSZ8061 PHY, there is a second PHY – a KSZ8081. The KSZ8081 is a standard 10/100 Ethernet PHY. It is used here to provide a second line interface, for simple full-duplex traffic through the KSZ8061. This board is not intended for evaluation of the KSZ8081.

Configurations include: Two-PHY MII Back-to-Back, MII Loopback and MII Connector.
The KSZ8081MNX / KSZ8091MNX is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with an MII MAC interface. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. The KSZ8091MNX has all the identical rich features of the KSZ8081MNX plus support for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and Wake-on-LAN (WOL). The KSZ8081MNX / KSZ8091MNX come in a 32-pin, lead-free QFN package and provides an ideal solution for 10Base-T/100Base-TX applications that have tight PCB board space. The KSZ8081MNX and KSZ8091MNX Eval Boards (KSZ8081MNX-EVAL and KSZ8091MNXEVAL) provide a convenient platform to evaluate the features of the device. All configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8081RNA / KSZ8081RND is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with an RMII MAC interface. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. It also supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and Wake-on-LAN (WOL). The difference between the KSZ8081RNA and KSZ8081RND is the default clocking configuration for the RMII interface. The KSZ8081RNA (by default) outputs a 50 MHz RMII Reference clock, while the KSZ8081RND (by default) takes the 50 MHz RMII Reference clock as an input. The KSZ8081RNA / KSZ8081RND comes in a 24-pin, lead-free QFN package and provides an ideal solution for 10Base-T/100Base-TX applications that have tight PCB board space. The KSZ8081RNA and KSZ8081RND Eval Boards (KSZ8081RNA-EVAL and KSZ8081RNDEVAL) provide a convenient platform to evaluate the features of the device. All configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8081RNB / KSZ8091RNB is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with an RMII MAC interface. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. The KSZ8091RNB supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and Wake-On-LAN (WOL), while the KSZ8081RNB does not. The KSZ8081RNB / KSZ8091RNB comes in a 32-pin, lead-free QFN package and provides an ideal solution for 10Base-T/100Base-TX applications that have tight PCB board space. The KSZ8081RNB and KSZ8091RNB Eval Boards (KSZ8081RNB-EVAL and KSZ8091RNBEVAL) provide a convenient platform to evaluate the features of the device. All configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8081MNX / KSZ8091MNX is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with an MII MAC interface. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. The KSZ8091MNX has all the identical rich features of the KSZ8081MNX plus support for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and Wake-on-LAN (WOL). The KSZ8081MNX / KSZ8091MNX come in a 32-pin, lead-free QFN package and provides an ideal solution for 10Base-T/100Base-TX applications that have tight PCB board space. The KSZ8081MNX and KSZ8091MNX Eval Boards (KSZ8081MNX-EVAL and KSZ8091MNXEVAL) provide a convenient platform to evaluate the features of the device. All configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8091RNA / KSZ8091RND is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with an RMII MAC interface. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. It also supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and Wake-on-LAN (WOL). The difference between the KSZ8091RNA and KSZ8091RND is the default clocking configuration for the RMII interface. The KSZ8091RNA (by default) outputs a 50 MHz RMII Reference clock, while the KSZ8091RND (by default) takes the 50 MHz RMII Reference clock as an input. The KSZ8091RNA / KSZ8091RND comes in a 24-pin, lead-free QFN package and provides an ideal solution for 10Base-T/100Base-TX applications that have tight PCB board space. The KSZ8091RNA and KSZ8091RND Eval Boards (KSZ8091RNA-EVAL and KSZ8091RNDEVAL) provide a convenient platform to evaluate the features of the device. All configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8081RNB / KSZ8091RNB is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver with an RMII MAC interface. It utilizes a unique mixed-signal design to extend signaling distance while reducing power consumption, and offers HP Auto MDI/MDI-X for reliable detection of and correction for crossover and straight-through cables, eliminating the need to differentiate between crossover and straight-through cables. The KSZ8091RNB supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and Wake-On-LAN (WOL), while the KSZ8081RNB does not. The KSZ8081RNB / KSZ8091RNB comes in a 32-pin, lead-free QFN package and provides an ideal solution for 10Base-T/100Base-TX applications that have tight PCB board space. The KSZ8081RNB and KSZ8091RNB Eval Boards (KSZ8081RNB-EVAL and KSZ8091RNBEVAL) provide a convenient platform to evaluate the features of the device. All configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ8462HL Evaluation Board provides a platform in which to test or explore the functionally of the KSZ8462HL IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) enabled switch products. The KSZ8462HL and KSZ8462FHL devices are highly integrated 2-port 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX/FX managed Ethernet switches with generic parallel host interface connectivity to a host on Port 3. This is the ideal solution in industrial applications where real time clock synchronization using Ethernet connectivity across a network is desired. The KSZ8462HL includes all the functions of a 10/100BASE-T/TX/FX switch system that combines switch engine, frame buffers management, addresses look-up table, queue management, MIB counters, media access controllers (MAC) and PHY transceiver interfaces. The KSZ8462HL is fully compliant with the IEEE 1588 (Version 2) Precision Time Protocol and IEEE 802.3 standards (10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX/FX). This KSZ8462HL Evaluation Board User Guide provides the information necessary to configure and set up the board to evaluate or test the KSZ8462HL devices in different environments.
The KSZ8463ML Evaluation Kit provides network designers the opportunity to explore the functionality and features of Micrel’s KSZ8463 IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Enabled Switch IC. The KSZ8463ML is a highly integrated 2-port 10/100Base-T/TX/FX managed Ethernet switch with a third port for interfacing to a host processor. It is an ideal solution in industrial applications where clock synchronization across an Ethernet network is needed. This KSZ8463ML Evaluation Kit User Guide provides the information necessary to set up and use the KSZ8463ML evaluation platform.
The KSZ8795 family is Micrel Operations new generation integrated 5-port switch with Gigabit up-link. The KSZ8765CLX is one of KSZ8795 family. KSZ8765CLX contains four MAC/PHYs with two fiber ports, two copper ports and one GMAC5 interface that is configurable GMII/RGMII/MII/RMII interfaces. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of new features such as port based security ACL filtering, 802.1az EEE, LinkMD and so on. Also support port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; CPU control SPI interfaces and CPU control MDC/MDIO for the register access. The KSZ8765CLX switch is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone switch. The KSZ8765CLX-EVAL board is designed to allow the user to experience Gigabit up-link with Gigabit port of any processor board and platform. Other rich feature set can be evaluated on this board. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.

KSZ8775CLX EVAL BOARD

Part Number: KSZ8775CLX-EVAL

Mature Product
The KSZ8775CLX is one of KSZ8795 family. KSZ8775CLX contains three MAC/PHYs for three copper ports, one MAC4 interface with RMII interface and one GMAC5 interface with configurable RGMII/MII/RMII interfaces for up-link. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of new features such as port based security ACL filtering, 802.1az EEE, LinkMD and so on. Also support port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; CPU control SPI interfaces and CPU control MDC/MDIO for the register access. The KSZ8775CLX is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, managed media converter, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone 3-port switch. The KSZ8775CLX-EVAL board is designed to allow the user to experience first-hand the rich feature set of this exciting new product. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KSZ8795 family is Micrel Operations new generation integrated 5-port switch with Gigabit up-link. The KSZ8795CLX is one of KSZ8795 family. KSZ8795CLX contains four MAC/PHYs for four copper ports and one GMAC5 interface with configurable GMII/RGMII/MII/RMII interfaces. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of new features such as port based security ACL filtering, 802.1az EEE, LinkMD and so on. Also support port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; CPU control SPI interfaces and CPU control MDC/MDIO for the register access. The KSZ8795 family is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone switch. The KSZ8795+9031 evaluation board is designed to allow the user to experience Gigabit up-link with Gigabit port of any processor board and platform. Other rich feature set can be evaluated on this board. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KSZ8795CLX is one of KSZ8795 family. KSZ8795CLX contains four MAC/PHYs for four copper ports and one GMAC5 interface with configurable GMII/RGMII/MII/RMII interfaces for Gigabit up-link. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of new features such as port based security ACL filtering, 802.1az EEE, LinkMD and so on. Also support port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; SPI and MDC/MDIO interfaces for the registers access. The KSZ8795 family is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, managed media converter, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone switch. The KSZ8795CLX evaluation board is designed to allow the user to experience first-hand the rich feature set of this exciting new product. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KSZ8795CLX is one of KSZ8795 family. KSZ8795CLX contains four MAC/PHYs for four copper ports and one GMAC5 interface with configurable GMII/RGMII/MII/RMII interfaces. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of new features such as port based security ACL filtering, 802.1az EEE, LinkMD and so on. Also support port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; SPI and MDC/MDIO interfaces for the registers access. The KSZ8795 family is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone switch. The KSZ8795-POE-EVAL board is designed to allow the user to experience Gigabit up-link with KSZ9031 Gigabit PHY to Gigabit port of any processor board directly, and can provide PoE PSE power to other four ports. Other rich feature set can be evaluated on this board. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KSZ8851-16MLL-Eval Evaluation Board is intended to provide a convenient and fast way to evaluate or demonstrate the functionality and performance of this new Single-Port Ethernet Controller KSZ8851-16MLL device from Micrel. The KSZ8851-16MLL comes with a 48-pin, lead-free LQFP (7mm x 7mm) package and provides an ideal solution for applications requiring high-performance from single-port Ethernet Controller with 8-bit or 16-bit generic processor interface. The KSZ8851-16MLL offers the most costeffective solution for adding high-throughput Ethernet connectivity to traditional embedded systems. This evaluation board is designed as a stand alone without microcontroller on board. By default the KSZ8851-16MLL-Eval board comes with an operation of 16-bit bus mode, Little Endian mode and disabled EEPROM for KSZ8851-16MLL device. Customer may wire the board for his desired interface. The purpose is to provide a simple tool that can be used to evaluate the KSZ8851-16MLL device by connecting via headers to customer provided Microcontroller or Non- PCI hardware platform. Provided is a basic software driver based on the 8 or 16-bit bus solution and different operating system platforms to evaluate the KSZ8851-16MLL functionality and performance. The software includes a configuration utility to allow quick and easy device setup, initialization and transmit/receive packet. All KSZ8851-16MLL configuration pins and host interface signals are accessible either by jumpers, test points or headers.
The KSZ8851SNL-Eval Evaluation Board is intended to provide a convenient and fast way to evaluate or demonstrate the functionality and performance of this new Single-Port Ethernet Controller KSZ8851SNL device from Micrel. The KSZ8851SNL comes with a 32-pin, lead-free QFN (5mm x 5mm) package and provides an ideal solution for applications requiring Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) between single-port Ethernet Controller and Host microcontroller. This evaluation board is designed as a stand alone without microcontroller on board. By default the KSZ8851SNL-Eval board comes with an operation of no EEPROM for KSZ8851SNL device. Customer can directly wire the board for SPI interface. The purpose is to provide a simple tool that can be used to evaluate the KSZ8851SNL device by connecting via headers to customer provided Microcontroller or Non-PCI hardware platform. Micrel provides a basic software driver based on SPI Interface solution and different operating system platforms to evaluate the KSZ8851SNL functionality and performance. The software includes a configuration utility to allow quick and easy device setup, initialization and transmit/receive packet. All KSZ8851SNL configuration pins, control signals and SPI interface are accessible either by jumpers, test points or headers.
The KSZ8852HLE Evaluation Board provides a platform in which to test or explore the functionally of the KSZ8852HLE Ethernet switch. The KSZ8852HLE is an integrated 3-port 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX/FX managed Ethernet switch with two 10/100 PHY ports, and generic parallel interface connectivity to a host processor on port 3. The KSZ8852HLE includes all the functions of a 10/100BASE-T/TX/FX switch system that combines switch engine, frame buffers management, addresses look-up table, queue management, MIB counters, media access controllers (MAC) and PHY transceiver interfaces. It is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3 standards (10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX). This KSZ8852HLE Evaluation Board User Guide provides the information necessary to configure and set up the board to evaluate or test the KSZ8852HLE device in different environments.
The KSZ8863MLL/FLL/RLL is Micrel’s third generation fully integrated 3-port switch. The two PHY units of KSZ8863MLL/RLL support 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX. The KSZ8863FLL supports 100BASE-FX. The devices have been designed for cost sensitive systems, however, still offer a multitude of features, such as switch management, port and tag based VLAN, QoS priority, one MII interfaces and CPU control and data interfaces.
The KSZ8864 device consists of two PHYs and four MACs. Two of MACs support either MII or RMII interfaces for dual processor/DSP data transfer. Higher speed SPI and MDC/MDIO interfaces can fully manage the 4-port switch by the processor. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of features such as switch management; port and tag based VLAN; 1/2/4-queue QoS priority; a dual MII/RMII option data interfaces and CPU control interfaces of SPI, MDC/MDIO with MIIM/SMI. MIIM is the standard IEEE 802.3 MII Management Interface. SMI is non-standard Serial Management Interface that can access all registers by the Management Data Input/output MDIO interface. The KSZ8864 is an excellent choice in current complex Ethernet applications with single processor or dual processors, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone 4-port switch. The KSZ8864 evaluation board is designed to allow the user to experience first-hand the rich feature set of these existing 4-port switches of KSZ8864CNX/RMNUB. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL is Micrel’s third generation fully integrated 3-port switch. The two PHY units of KSZ8873MLL/RLL support 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX. The KSZ8873FLL supports 100BASE-FX. The devices have been designed for cost sensitive systems, however, still offer a multitude of features, such as switch management, port and tag based VLAN, QoS priority, one MII interfaces and CPU control and data interfaces. The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL is an excellent choice for VoIP Phone, Set-top/Game Box, SOHO Residential Gateway, industrial Ethernet systems and as a standalone 3-port switch. The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL Evaluation Board provides a convenient means to evaluate the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL’s rich feature set. Easy access is provided to all of the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL pins, with jumpers and interface connectors allowing quick configuration and re-configuration of the board. MIIM, EEPROM programming, SPI emulation software are also provided to access the more extensive features of the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL, via a PC USB port.
The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL is Micrel’s third generation fully integrated 3-port switch. The two PHY units of KSZ8873MLL/RLL support 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX. The KSZ8873FLL supports 100BASE-FX. The devices have been designed for cost sensitive systems, however, still offer a multitude of features, such as switch management, port and tag based VLAN, QoS priority, one MII interfaces and CPU control and data interfaces. The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL is an excellent choice for VoIP Phone, Set-top/Game Box, SOHO Residential Gateway, industrial Ethernet systems and as a standalone 3-port switch. The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL Evaluation Board provides a convenient means to evaluate the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL’s rich feature set. Easy access is provided to all of the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL pins, with jumpers and interface connectors allowing quick configuration and re-configuration of the board. MIIM, EEPROM programming, SPI emulation software are also provided to access the more extensive features of the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL, via a PC USB port.
The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL is Micrel’s third generation fully integrated 3-port switch. The two PHY units of KSZ8873MLL/RLL support 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX. The KSZ8873FLL supports 100BASE-FX. The devices have been designed for cost sensitive systems, however, still offer a multitude of features, such as switch management, port and tag based VLAN, QoS priority, one MII interfaces and CPU control and data interfaces. The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL is an excellent choice for VoIP Phone, Set-top/Game Box, SOHO Residential Gateway, industrial Ethernet systems and as a standalone 3-port switch. The KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL Evaluation Board provides a convenient means to evaluate the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL’s rich feature set. Easy access is provided to all of the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL pins, with jumpers and interface connectors allowing quick configuration and re-configuration of the board. MIIM, EEPROM programming, SPI emulation software are also provided to access the more extensive features of the KSZ8873MLL/FLL/RLL, via a PC USB port.
The KSZ8895FQX is one of KSZ8895FQX family. KSZ8895FQX contains two MII interfaces for MAC 5 and PHY 5 of the port 5. There are two fiber ports on the port 3 and port4 for 100Base-FX mode. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of features such as switch management; port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; CPU control SPI interfaces and CPU control MDC/MDIO for MIIM/SMI interfaces. The KSZ8895FQX family is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, managed media converter, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone 5-port switch. The KSZ8895FQX evaluation board is designed to allow the user to experience first-hand the rich feature set of this exciting new product. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KSZ8895MQX is one of KSZ8895 family. KSZ8895MQX contains two MII interfaces for MAC 5 and PHY 5 of the port 5. KSZ8895RQX is one of KSZ8895 family. KSZ8895RQX contains two RMII interfaces for MAC 5 and PHY 5 of port 5. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of features such as switch management; port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; CPU control SPI interfaces and CPU control MDC/MDIO for MIIM/SMI interfaces. The KSZ8895 family is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, managed media converter, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone 5-port switch. The KSZ8895 evaluation board is designed to allow the user to experience first-hand the rich feature set of this exciting new product. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KSZ8895MQX is one of KSZ8895 family. KSZ8895MQX contains two MII interfaces for MAC 5 and PHY 5 of the port 5. KSZ8895RQX is one of KSZ8895 family. KSZ8895RQX contains two RMII interfaces for MAC 5 and PHY 5 of port 5. The device had been designed with cost sensitive systems in mind but still offers a multitude of features such as switch management; port and tag based VLAN; QoS priority; CPU control SPI interfaces and CPU control MDC/MDIO for MIIM/SMI interfaces. The KSZ8895 family is an excellent choice in broadband gateway applications, integrated broadband router applications, managed media converter, industrial automatic, automotive, etc. fields and as a standalone 5-port switch. The KSZ8895 evaluation board is designed to allow the user to experience first-hand the rich feature set of this exciting new product. The evaluation board is highly configurable and easy to use.
The KS8999 demo board is designed to evaluate the performance of 9-port integration switch with PHY and frame buffer. KS8999 is configured as standalone switch with 8 ports operating in 10Mbit/s or 100Mbit/s. All of the 8 ports are set up as auto negotiation as default. The KS8999 demo board provides an industry standard MII (media independent Interface) to interface to external Processors for router and gateway applications.
The KSZ9031MNX is a completely integrated triple speed (10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T) Ethernet Physical Layer Transceiver for transmission and reception of data on standard CAT-5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. The KSZ9031MNX reduces board cost and simplifies board layout by using on-chip termination resistors for the four differential pairs and by integrating a LDO controller to drive a low cost MOSFET to supply the 1.2V core. On the copper media interface, the KSZ9031MNX can automatically detect and correct for differential pair misplacements and polarity reversals, and correct propagation delays and re-sync timing between the four differential pairs, as specified in the IEEE 802.3 standard for 1000Base-T operation. The KSZ9031MNX provides the industry standard GMII/MII (Gigabit Media Independent Interface / Media Independent Interface) for connection to GMII/MII MACs in Gigabit Ethernet Processors and Switches for data transfer at 1000 Mbps or 10/100Mbps speed. The KSZ9031MNX Evaluation Board (KSZ9031MNX-EVAL) provides a comprehensive platform to evaluate the KSZ9031MNX features. All KSZ9031MNX configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The KSZ9031RNX is a completely integrated triple speed (10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T) Ethernet Physical Layer Transceiver for transmission and reception of data over standard CAT-5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. The KSZ9031RNX reduces board cost and simplifies board layout by using on-chip termination resistors for the four differential pairs and by integrating a LDO controller to drive a low cost MOSFET to supply the 1.2V core. On the copper media interface, the KSZ9031RNX can automatically detect and correct for differential pair misplacements and polarity reversals, and correct propagation delays and re-sync timing between the four differential pairs, as specified in the IEEE 802.3 standard for 1000Base-T operation. The KSZ9031RNX provides the Reduced Gigabit Media Independent Interface (RGMII) for direct connection to RGMII MACs in Gigabit Ethernet Processors and Switches for data transfer at 10/100/1000 Mbps speed. The KSZ9031RNX Evaluation Board (KSZ9031RNX-EVAL) provides a comprehensive platform to evaluate the KSZ9031RNX features. All KSZ9031RNX configuration pins are accessible either by jumpers, test points or interface connectors.
The evaluation board for the KSZ9477S 7-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (also KSZ9567 and KSZ8567). The SAMA5D3 processor manages the switch and includes the ATECC508A security encoder. The DSC1101 is the reference clock for GigE communication. The EVB can be used to implement IEEE 1588v2, AVB and DLR/HSR (available on KSZ9477 only) network redundancy.  Combine multiple boards to implement redundant networks using free Linux libraries.

For use with KSZ8463 Eval Board. The KSZ8463MLI-EVAL and KSZ9692-MII-PTP-EV are intended to be used together, but must be ordered separately. The KSZ9692 board – also known as the “SOC board” – is not required for evaluation of the KSZ8463, but most customers use the two boards together. As an alternative to the KSZ9692 board, the user will need to interface the KSZ8463 board to another processor, and will need to port or develop the necessary software on that processor.
The EVB-KSZ9897 Evaluation Board supports evaluation of the KSZ9897 7-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch in un-managed mode. The fully featured board has 5 RJ-45 sockets with the two remaining ports being connected to a KSZ9031 PHY and a LAN7801 USB to Ethernet Bridge. The board has connectivity for the MIIM PHY management bus, and also allows for in-band access to registers via the USB Bridge.

For configuration of the switch, Microchip has created a Linux based GUI interface allowing access and configuration of many of the KSZ9897 switch features.  The software and user guide can be found here:
https://github.com/Microchip-Ethernet/EVB-KSZ9897/releases
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The EVB-LAN7500-LC is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN7500 to provide a fully functional, bus-powered USB to Ethernet interface. The EVB-LAN7500-LC provides a fully integrated Ethernet port and USB port via the onboard RJ45 and USB Type A connectors. The onboard 4K EEPROM is used to load the EVB-LAN7500-LCs USB configuration parameters and MAC address. LAN7500 software drivers are available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, and Win CE. Additional manufacturing and diagnostic tools are available for debugging and external EEPROM configuration.

The EVB-LAN7500 is full featured Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN7500 to provide a fully functional, bus-powered USB to Ethernet interface. The EVB-LAN7500 provides a fully integrated Ethernet port and USB port via the onboard RJ45 and USB Type A connectors. The onboard 4K EEPROM is used to load the EVB-LAN7500 USB configuration parameters and MAC address. LAN7500 software drivers are available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, and Win CE. Additional manufacturing and diagnostic tools are available for debugging and external EEPROM configuration.

Users of the LAN8810/20(i) can use the EVB-LAN7500 since evaluation platforms are not commercially availablefor these devices. These interface to the MAC using a non-standard MAC connector (there is no standard connector for GMII/RGMII). The LAN7500 has integrated the LAN8810/20 core which allows the use of the EVB-LAN7500, for the purpose of evaluating the major LAN8810/20 features as well as the Ethernet parametrics.

The EVB-LAN7800 is full featured Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN7800 to provide a fully functional, bus-powered USB to Ethernet interface.
The EVB-LAN7850 is full featured Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN7850 to provide a fully functional, bus-powered USB to Ethernet interface.
Can be used in conjunction with the SAMA5D2 Xlplained Ultra microprocessor development board.
The EVB8710 is a PHY Evaluation Board EVB that interfaces a MAC controller to the LAN8710 Ethernet PHY via a standard 40-pin MII connector. The LAN8710 is connected to an RJ-45/Integrated Magnetics Ethernet Jack for 10/100 connectivity.
The EVB8720 is a PHY Evaluation Board EVB that interfaces a MAC controller to the LAN8720 Ethernet PHY via a standard 40-pin MII connector adapted for use in RMII configurations. The LAN8720 is connected to an RJ-45/Integrated Magnetics Ethernet Jack for 10/100 connectivity.
Microchip's LAN8720A PHY Daughter Board is populated with high-performance, small-footprint, low-power 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet LAN8720A PHY . It is designed for easy development of RMII Ethernet control applications when plugged into the PIC32 compatible Starter Kits .

The LAN8720A PHY Daughter Board (AC320004-3) enables Ethernet communication with the starter kits listed below.

To download PHY daughter board software drivers, please visit MPLAB HARMONY SOFTWARE FRAMEWORK

The EVB8740 is a PHY Evaluation Board EVB that interfaces a MAC controller to the LAN8740 Ethernet PHY via a standard 40-pin MII connector and supports Energy Efficient Ethernet IEE802.3az along with Wake-on-LAN and Cable Diagnostics. The LAN8740 is connected to an RJ-45/Integrated Magnetics Ethernet Jack for 10/100 connectivity.
The EVB8742 is a PHY Evaluation Board EVB that interfaces a MAC controller to the LAN8742 Ethernet PHY via a standard 40-pin MII connector adapted for usin RMII configurations and supports Wake-on-LAN and Cable Diagnostics. The LAN8740 is connected to an RJ-45/Integrated Magnetics Ethernet Jack for 10/100 connectivity.
The LAN9220 is a full-featured, single-chip 10/100 Ethernet controller designed for embedded applications where performance, flexibility, ease of integration and system cost control are required. The LAN9220 includes an integrated Ethernet MAC and PHY with an SRAM-like slave interface. The simple, yet highly functional host bus interface provides a glue-less connection to most common 16-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers. This MINI board enables developers to connect directly to a host bus via a standard connector.
The LAN9221 is a full-featured, High-Performance, single-chip 10/100 Ethernet controller designed for embedded applications where performance, flexibility, ease of integration and system cost control are required. The LAN9221 includes an integrated Ethernet MAC and PHY with a high-performance SRAM-like slave interface. The simple, yet highly functional host bus interface provides a glue-less connection to most common 16-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers. This MINI board enables developers to connect directly to a host bus via a standard connector.
The EVB9303 is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN9303 to provide a fully functional three-port single MII/RMII/Turbo MII Ethernet switch. The EVB9303 provides two fully integrated MAC/PHY Ethernet ports Ports 1 & 2 via on-board RJ45 connectors. Port 0 provides two MII port connectors which support the following: An external MII-/RMII-/Turbo MII-capable MAC with LAN9303 in PHY mode, via the onboard 40-pin male MII connector, an external MII-/Turbo MII-capable PHY with LAN9303 in MAC mode, via the onboard 40-pin female MII connector.
The EVB9303 is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN9303 to provide a fully functional three-port single MII/RMII/Turbo MII Ethernet switch. The EVB9303 provides two fully integrated MAC/PHY Ethernet ports Ports 1 & 2 via on-board RJ45 connectors. Port 0 provides two MII port connectors which support the following: An external MII-/RMII-/Turbo MII-capable MAC with LAN9303 in PHY mode, via the onboard 40-pin male MII connector, an external MII-/Turbo MII-capable PHY with LAN9303 in MAC mode, via the onboard 40-pin female MII connector.
The LAN9313M is a full-featured, three-port 10/100 managed Ethernet switch designed for embedded applications where performance, flexibility, ease of integration and system cost control are required. The LAN9313M combines all the functions of a 10/100 Ethernet switch system, including the Switch Fabric, packet buffers, Buffer Manager, MACs, PHY transceivers, and serial management. The 9313M hosts a connector to an external PHY. This MAC interface supports a standard 40-pin (female) MII connector.
The LAN9313P is a full-featured, three-port 10/100 managed Ethernet switch designed for embedded applications where performance, flexibility, ease of integration and system cost control are required. The LAN9313M combines all the functions of a 10/100 Ethernet switch system, including the Switch Fabric, packet buffers, Buffer Manager, MACs, PHY transceivers, and serial management. The 9313M hosts a connector to an external MAC. This PHY interface supports a standard 40-pin (male) MII connector.
The EVB-LAN9500A-MII is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN9500A to provide a fully functional, USB to Ethernet interface. The EVB-LAN9500A-MII provides fully integrated Ethernet and USB ports via the onboard RJ45 and USB Type B connectors. The EVB-LAN9500A-MII can be configured for bus- or self-powered operation and supports internal and external PHY modes. An external PHY may be connected via the onboard 40-pin female MII connector. The onboard 256x8 EEPROM is used to load the EVB-LAN9500A-MIIs USB configuration parameters and MAC address. LAN9500A software drivers are available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows CE. Additional manufacturing and diagnostic tools are available for debugging and external EEPROM configuration. For complete details, refer to the LAN9500A Software User Manual.
The EVB-LAN9500A-LC is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN9500A to provide a fully functional, bus-powered USB to Ethernet interface. The EVB-LAN9500A-LC provides fully integrated Ethernet and USB ports via the onboard RJ45 and USB Type A connectors. The onboard 256x8 EEPROM is used to load the EVB-LAN9500A-LCs USB configuration parameters and MAC address. LAN9500A software drivers are available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, and Win CE. Additional manufacturing and diagnostic tools are available for debugging and external EEPROM configuration. For complete details, refer to the LAN9500A Software User Manual.
The EVB9512 is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN9512 to provide a two port USB 2.0 hub with an integrated 10/100 Ethernet controller. The EVB9512 provides USB connectivity via one type B upstream USB connector and two type A downstream USB connectors. An RJ-45 integrated magnetics Ethernet jack with link/activity LEDs provides 10/100 Ethernet connectivity. The EVB9512 supports both bus-powered and self-powered modes of operation.
The EVB9514 is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN9514 to provide a four port USB 2.0 hub with an integrated 10/100 Ethernet controller. The EVB9514 provides USB connectivity via one type B upstream USB connector and four type A downstream USB connectors. An RJ-45 integrated magnetics Ethernet jack with link/activity LEDs provides 10/100 Ethernet connectivity. The EVB9514 supports both bus-powered and self-powered modes of operation.
The EVB-LAN9730-MII is an Evaluation Board EVB that utilizes the LAN9730 to provide a fully functional, self-powered HSIC to Ethernet interface. The EVB-LAN9730-MII provides fully integrated Ethernet and HSIC interfaces via the onboard RJ45 and HSIC Data/Strobe coaxial connectors. The EVB-LAN9730-MII supports internal and external PHY modes. An external PHY may be connected via the onboard 40-pin female MII connector. The onboard 256x8 EEPROM is used to load the EVBLAN9730-MIIs USB configuration parameters and MAC address. EVB-LAN9730-MII software drivers are available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows CE. Additional manufacturing and diagnostic tools are available for debugging and external EEPROM configuration.
The MIC4607 is an 85V, three-phase MOSFET driver. The MIC4607 features a fast (35ns) propagation delay time and 20ns driver rise/fall times for a 1nF capacitive load. TTL inputs can be separate high- and low-side signals or a single PWM input with high and low drive generated internally. High- and low-side outputs are guaranteed to not overlap in either mode. The MIC4607 includes overcurrent protection as well as a high-voltage internal diode that charges the high-side gate drive bootstrap capacitor.A robust, high-speed, and low-power level shifter provides clean level transitions to the high-side output. The robust operation of the MIC4607 ensures that the outputs are not affected by supply glitches, HS ringing below ground, or HS slewing with high-speed voltage transitions. Undervoltage protection is provided on both the low-side and high-side drivers. The MIC4607 is available in a both a 28-pin 4mm ? 5mm QFN and 28-pin TSSOP package with an operating junction temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.
The PIC32MZ EF PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC32MZEF family of devices using explorer 16 Development Board. It enables USB, Ethernet, and CAN development with PIC32MZ Series. A 200 MHz PIC32MZ2048EFH100 MCU with 2 MB Flash, 512 KB RAM, FPU, 48 ch. ADC, Hi-Speed USB, CAN 2.0b and 10/100 Ethernet is installed on the PIM.

FOR DEMONSTRATION SOFTWARE and Board Support Packages, PLEASE VISIT MPLAB HARMONY SOFTWARE FRAMEWORK
The PIC32MZ Embedded Connectivity with Floating Point Unit (EF) Family Starter
Kit (DM320007 for non-Crypto development or DM320007-C for Crypto
development) provides a low-cost method for the development and testing of USB
and Ethernet-based applications with PIC32MZ EF family devices.

Ethernet PHY Daughter Boards compatible with PIC32MZ EF Starter Kit are listed below
LAN8720A PHY Daughter Board (AC320004-3)
LAN9303 PHY Switch Daughter Board (AC320004-4)

FOR DEMONSTRATION SOFTWARE and Board Support Packages, PLEASE VISIT MPLAB HARMONY SOFTWARE FRAMEWORK

This starter kit can also be used with Multimedia Expansion Board II
The PIC32MZ Embedded Connectivity with Floating Point Unit (EF) Family Starter
Kit (DM320007 for non-Crypto development or DM320007-C for Crypto
development) provides a low-cost method for the development and testing of USB
and Ethernet-based applications with PIC32MZ EF family devices.

Ethernet PHY Daughter Boards compatible with PIC32MZ EF Starter Kit are listed below
LAN8720A PHY Daughter Board (AC320004-3)
LAN9303 PHY Switch Daughter Board (AC320004-4)

FOR DEMONSTRATION SOFTWARE and Board Support Packages, PLEASE VISIT MPLAB HARMONY SOFTWARE FRAMEWORK

This starter kit can also be used with Multimedia Expansion Board II
The Ethernet PICtail™ Daughter Board provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing Ethernet control applications. The board is designed for flexibility and can be plugged into a wide selection of demonstration boards, including the PIC18 Explorer (DM183032). The development board is populated with the 28-pin ENC28J60 Ethernet controller which interfaces to the RJ-45 female connector. With a standard 28-pin PICtail pin out, the board is easily interfaced to Microchip’s 8-bit demonstration boards.
The RN4677 PICtail/PICtail Plus is a Bluetooth Dual Mode development board using the Microchip RN4677 Bluetooth Dual Mode module. The RN4677 module is a Dual mode Bluetooth module that complies with Bluetooth Core Specification 4.0. The RN4677 uses a simple ASCII command interface over the UART. The board enables evaluation of the RN4677 and development of Bluetooth low Energy applications in two different ways:

1) Out of the box:  When plugged into the USB port of a PC, the board will enumerate as a Communication Device Class (CDC) Serial device.  Through a terminal program, users can configure and control the module and transfer data using the easy to use provided command set.

2) As a PICtail/PICtail Plus, the board interfaces to one of hundreds of available PIC Microcontrollers through this  standard Microchip interface.  The PICtail bridges the host MCU UART to the RN4677's UART interface for data transfer or configuration using the straight-forward, easy-to-use ASCII style command set.